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3D Printing With Metals

A new 3D metal printer in action in the Open Sustainability Lab at Michigan Tech. Chenlong Zhang photo, Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech Prof Invents Low-Cost 3D Printer That Works With Metal

Until now, 3D printing has been a polymer affair, with most people in the maker community using the machines to make all manner of plastic consumer goods, from tent stakes to chess sets. A new low-cost 3D printer developed by Michigan Technological University’s Joshua Pearce and his team could add hammers to that list. The detailed plans, software and firmware are all freely available and open-source, meaning anyone can use them to make their own metal 3D printer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2013